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I apologize in advance if you see this as a duplicate post. The first post may have been in the wrong forum... New user issues, lol
Long story short, we import European cabinets that do not have a manufactures catalog for any software. So far Chief seems to be the best solution for design and shop drawing creation but I have a few questions.
1. Has anyone set up a complete catalog of cabinets in the library?
2. Can a custom catalog be imported or does each object need to be created an saved?
3. What about the import of custom finishes, can this be done in bulk?
Is creating our own library even the right approach to the problem? Open to professional feedback
I'm needing some help. Just getting started with CA X10 and with a new Surfacebook 2 machine. I have the GTX 1060 GPU version 398.36 (most up to date version).
The problem i'm having is that if I open up a 3d view, then close the 3d view after no longer needing it, my 2d plan view seems to do some weird freeze thing where I can no longer see my mouse or anything. Of course I know that the program isn't freezing because I can still utilize the file/save screen and can still exit the software. If I open another 3d view prior to exiting, I can switch back to the plan view with no problem and everything works as it should. However, the moment I close a camera or 3d view, my 2d plan goes straight to crap and I end up having to save and completely re-open the program.
I've read some of the other topics that include issues like this in the past (a year or so ago) but i'm wondering if there is something i'm missing that I need to do? other than installing an old out of date Nvidia Driver.
Any One With Suggestions:
I just started working for a construction company, I am the drafter/estimator. I have never used Chief Architect before. Any tips or suggestions would be a great help. I am watching the tutorials. I have drawn a floor plan so far. From the tutorials I see there are a lot options and possibilities. I will start with something simple. Is there a way to trim a wall up to another wall? Anything anyone can help me with would be greatly appreciated. Have a great day.
I’m thinking of making the switch to CA from 2020 v11. I’ve always been interested in the software. The simple things that CA seems to do so easily that are just so time consuming in 2020 such as wall dimensioned elevations, detailed professional notes, the renderings produced so easily are just light years ahead of 2020. I realize there have been many threads about the difference between them. If any of my concerns have already been spelled out in another thread or videos please copy the link in your response.
My current company hired me because of my 2020 skill set, but I've always believed that CA is the real program that can really blow the minds off any Higher end client.
Right now we export our finished 2020 layouts as a CSV. File then import it to a program that prices out all of our jobs (equilibrium). I’ve read that you could make a cabinet schedule and create a csv. File out of that? Doing this will be vital to making the leap, If so I’d love to find out more about that process. If this can be done it will put the owner of my company at ease. He will be opposed to this change simply because most of our cabinet Manuf. don't support CA with catalogs. I’m looking for reassurance from you guys that even though there is no Cab brand CA catalogs it is still easy enough to create door styles that are similar, cabinet colors will be easy to mimic.
The templates seem to be more user friendly as well as working within them, and I’d love to know if there is a video showing how to use them. I’ve attached a typical presentation that I give my customers w/2020. I’d love for someone to attach some examples of preferably kitchen jobs they’ve done for there customers w/ CA.
I'm 28 years old I've been using 2020 for 5 years I went to a vocational school where I used AutoCAD for about 3+ years since then have used updated versions of AC. So I want to believe it will be an easy transition. Feel free to email me with any info in regards to major differences between the 2 programs or an sample layout presentation.
I look forward to hearing all of your different thoughts.